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With social distancing and self isolation, how are fellow players coping with not being able to play games with other players?

I know there are other elements to the hobby which we can still do, like painting and modelling and terrain-building... But no games

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I'm coping quite well, actually. Got the misses into age of sigmar last year and last friday our weekly d&d session went via skype.
   
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Forthewolftime wrote:
I'm coping quite well, actually. Got the misses into age of sigmar last year and last friday our weekly d&d session went via skype.


Sounds good. Are people actually managing to play 40K over Skype?

Certainly, being able to play at home with household members would be great.

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drinking tea in the snow

I play games against myself! Bam! problem solved

if only i wasn't such a shameless cheater

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Seeing as I've not played a game of anything since September it's business as usual for me...

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Mississippi

I’m painting all those minis I bought earlier.

If I want to play a game, there’s Vassal, Tabletop Simulator (exceptionally awesome with VR) and older games like Dawn of War.

Or,I just go over to my brother’s house, or play with my son who’s home from college for the moment.

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I'm playing games against myself.
It's nice to get to play out cool scenarios.
I don't have room for a table, so my Necrons defend the couch or ottoman, I run boards between chairs, like massive bridges over impossible caverns.

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Falls Church, VA

I play Slaanesh daemons, and I have a lot of fun playing with myself.

Some people say they know no fear. What they mean is that they have encountered and conquered it. I, on the other hand, truly know no fear. It is as alien to me as doubt, rage, or mercy.

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Ottawa

For now I'm coping, but I know I'll get blue balls very soon. I don't have the table space at home to play against myself, and it just wouldn't be much fun anyway.

I just got the latest Seraphon army book and I'm frustrated that I'll have to wait before trying out their nifty new rules. At least I'll have plenty of time to grow and paint my Sisters of Battle before I field them; I hate playing with unpainted models.

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Fayetteville NC

Painting and list planning for this year's ITC.

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 Darian Aarush wrote:
With social distancing and self isolation, how are fellow players coping with not being able to play games with other players?

I know there are other elements to the hobby which we can still do, like painting and modelling and terrain-building... But no games


Being lonely, reading forums, painting miniatures, and considering theoretical list ideas for whenever the lockdown ends.

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France

Actually I'm lucky enough that my brother plays to, so after being sent back to my native town for self isolation, I could fianlly play after llong months not having the time to!

However their isn't that much time for playing itself really, as there are plenty of things to do home that are more or less time consuming.

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The Wife is able to play W40K (Orks), but we have just been watching a lot of movies.

The wind has left my sails as far as W40K is concerned anyway.

   
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 Darian Aarush wrote:
With social distancing and self isolation, how are fellow players coping with not being able to play games with other players?

I know there are other elements to the hobby which we can still do, like painting and modelling and terrain-building... But no games


I play perhaps six times per annum a tabletop game. Even if this low number dwindles to zero it wouldn't be a big deal for me. There are a lot of things you can do with your time besides pushing minis around.
   
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 Unit1126PLL wrote:
I play Slaanesh daemons, and I have a lot of fun playing with myself.

I see what you did there.

Mostly I've just been painting, although I've been a bit more active on the mobile games.

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I am working remotely, so I am occupied during most of the day, and there are plenty of things to do around my place. Outside of that I am managing to do more painting, assembling, and terrain building.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Getting a bit more painting and list brewing time in now, though my academic work was mostly remote to begin with. Number of rpg sessions refereed per week has increased, though, thanks to eager players dwiddling their thumbs at home without having to wait a week for the next club evening.

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Ohio

I'm not...


I just had a GT cancelled today that wasn't until May, Making the third event so far. Already paid for, hotel already paid. I'm not doing well. This game is my outlet for life stress.

Painting seems moot to me most days now. As, my main driving force was events.
   
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Life as usual. Had a tough call at Christmas whether to get more Sisters swag (which would be collecting dust now) or an Xbox. I went the latter and currently very glad I did.

Unfortunately my only gaming buddy is a high risk of death if he gets the virus and seeing as I do deliveries to isolated people's every day, I need to keep my distance from him to make sure he stays alive and I got a gaming buddy in future.
   
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I'm working on the pile of shame.

got my sisters nearly done, then I'll finish off a dark apostle I forgot about, then I'll return to the space wolves project I began last year and set aside in the excitement of the space marines, CSM and sisters codex releases.

once I get those done I'm gonna do up Ghaz, and the rest of that set for Orks combined with my old ABR Orks. I figure come fall at my current rate I'll have my space wolves in a ready state and a decent small Ork army.

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Across the Rubicon

Well it has only been one weekend so far. Painting a Death Guard army that was only supposed be a primer only job for someone. am kinda stuck with the models so agreed to paint them up now.

I am one of the lucky ones that still has work. If anything more work as I suspect everyone is trying to get as much done before another round of work restrictions might happen.

   
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NE Ohio, USA

The Thur/Fri/Sat gaming options down at the local shop have been eliminated for the time being.

Wich has simply added 3 more evenings to work assorted gaming projects.
Current plan is:
* Monday evening: AoS project (working on FW Squigs atm)
* Tue evening: Write stuff up/prep for next weeks D&D session(s)
* Wed evening: TV/movie night - tend to catch uup on about a weeks worth of shows via streaming.
* Thur. evening: Flames of War (WWI, WWII, Nam/Arab-Isreli/or Team Yankee - I play them all & have plenty to paint....)
* Fri. evening: It'll alternate between 40k projects (Orks!) & a Bolt Action project. With a greater emphasis on Bolt Action for a bit.
* Sat. evening: I'm about to begin working on a dedicated minis game table. Ether a 6x4 or 8x4 with a green/tan reversible surface. Have to do some measuring/rearranging & see what'll fit the room best.
   
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Its an ache that grows and fades like waves over time. Interest in the other aspects of the hobby like painting wanes as it feels pointless without the game to justify the effort. Eventually you just stop caring and somewhat move on to other endeavors but the longing still lingers.....

Holy crap its coming up on 3 years of the infernal edition.

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LA

Too bad they didn't release Blood Bowl 3 in time for this social isolation period. Could still play BB2 which is a close mirror to the actual tabletop game. But BB3 was announced for this year and no news yet. I'm finding myself spending more time painting my minis and playing video games. I'm not particularly thirsty for tabletop gaming at the moment, not until all this has blown over. My lgs was like a very large bedroom but with no windows and ventilation, no way in hell would I be in there even if they were open for business.

 
   
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washington state USA

Well it feels odd that there is no game night for the week, but it has allowed me to paint alot of minis i have been procrastinating on. my axis laser themed force for DUST is fully done now and i have started on my allies force. i have been spending the other time doing yard/housework or playing games online.

 
   
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I live in Vietnam and no one plays 40k here. I played 40k tabletop for 3 years when I was in the UK. Good time. Will definitely miss that.

2 alternatives I can suggest:

+ Watch battle reports online. There is a ton of them released each day.

+ Play Dawn of War Retribution. There are still people playing it.
   
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Reduce the pile off shame.

Train a relative are oter household person.

buy Tabletopsimulator.

paint the recently reduced pile of shame into a shamefully painted pile of shame (atleast for me that is the niveau )

Do something else.

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england

We might actually see painted armies!!!
... Nah... That'll never happen.

I've not played in 4 years.
I'm sure I can last 3 to 24 months more
   
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Considering how I'm stuck doing my job from home office and watching after the kid at the same time, free time has become a valuable good anyways.
Some times I basecoat some boyz to paint for my daughter so we can both spend the afternoon painting, but in general there is less time for painting than before.

I did have my first game using TTS though, and at while it's no replacement for playing in the real, it's definitely a replacement for not playing.

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 Daedalus81 wrote:
SemperMortis wrote:
Yes, because everyone lines up on the deployment line when facing off against orkz, especially when said orkz are fielding 3 Bonebreakers...which rely exclusively on getting into CC to inflict any kind of actual harm. All of your arguments rely upon your opponent being a brain dead muppet who just lets you maul him.


Yea...that's called board control.
 
   
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